Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community Sponsor Innovation Webinar: Sepsis Management and Performance Improvements

Webinar Description: 

Join the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community for a Sponsor Innovation course showcasing two sponsors: Wolters Kluwer and Accelerate Diagnostics. 

Sepsis Performance Improvement: Bridging the Gap When Current Guidelines Fall Short, presented by Wolters Kluwer

There are core differences between current sepsis guidelines--some supported by literature as well as areas of controversy. During this course, Dr. Steve Claypool will discuss crucial often overlooked components of sepsis improvement programs that are not covered by guidelines and how to fill the gaps.

Closing the Loop on Sepsis Management: Microbiological Insights Beyond the First Six Hours, presented by Accelerate Diagnostics

Clinicians face practical difficulties in the first few hours when trying to diagnose sepsis. At presentation, it is often unclear whether or not infection is present and whether or not organ dysfunction is due to infection. Learn how collaboration with the clinical microbiology laboratory in the hours that follow can make a substantial difference in the life of your patient. Learn which key lab results to look for, as well as questions you can ask as part of the care team.  

This course will originally recorded on 3/10/2020.

Target Audience

All healthcare providers

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify how to implement aspects of a sepsis improvement program.
  • Review best practices in sepsis management.
  • Restate how to integrate clinical laboratory results into sepsis identification and treatment decisions.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Wolters Kluwer and Accelerate Diagnostics for the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community.

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Steve Claypool, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Surveillance at Wolters Kluwer

Stephen Claypool, MD, is Medical Director of the Surveillance business for Wolters Kluwer Health, an organization that delivers expert solutions that empower healthcare professionals to make the best decisions using clinical decision support technology, evidence-based medicine and predictive analytics to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Claypool has more than 20 years of experience in informatics research and product development, as well as 10 years of experience as a practicing physician in Minnesota. He received an undergraduate degree from Colorado College Colorado Springs, and a medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis. Dr. Claypool also obtained board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in clinical informatics.

Romney Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM), M(ASCP)

Chief Scientific Officer at Accelerate Diagnostics

Romney Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM), M(ASCP) serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of the company and is a Professor in Pathology at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Accelerate, Dr. Humphries was the Section Chief for Clinical Microbiology and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Humphries is author of more than 150 scientific peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Clinical Infectious Diseases and Journal of Clinical Microbiology and serves on a number of working groups and committees including the American Society for Microbiology, the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the World Health Organization. Dr. Humphries received her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada and her PhD from the University of Calgary. She completed her postdoctoral study at the UCLA David Geffen Medical School, Clinical Microbiology CPEP Program.

No continuing education credits are offered for this sponsor innovation course.

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